Type 1 Fun in Mallorca

Definition of the ‘Types’ of Fun

Type 1: True fun, enjoyable while it’s happening
Type 2: Fun in retrospect
Type 3: Never, ever fun

I’ve just got back from a weeks stay in Mallorca, a week which could very much be categorised by Type 1 Fun.

I usually find this type of fun lacks a bit of depth, leading to it being – ultimately – a little less memorable than it’s more robust Type 2 counterpart. Something about fun in the real-time just doesn’t last as long afterwards.

Duncan Soup
Duncan Campbell experiencing Type 1 fun, nearing the top of Bisexual at Cala Barques

Maybe deep water soloing offers a link between Type 1 and Type 2 fun, being that it is both fun and extremely memorable. In fact, I don’t think I have laughed so much throughout a days climbing in my life – maybe the two are connected? It also has that (necessary?) element of fear, seeing as no matter how brave you are falling from height into Davey Jones’ Locker is intimidating to say the least.

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Duncan experiencing the bittersweet emotion of Type ‘this will be fun in around half an hour’ 2 Fun

So, what’s the conclusion?

Simple: I’d like to do more of it.

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Duncan experiencing Type 3 Fun, the agonising belly flop of a poorly executed landing


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